On January the 1st Mediamatic opens the year with the Salon about the German-Turkish culture, with belly dancing.
Exhibition Chinatown ... park / pattern recognition / not just meet at the table / full-mouth
On January the 17th, the opening of the exhibition Chinatown ... park / pattern recognition / not just meet at the table / voll-mouth from Meggie Schneider. The exhibition consists of three installations and five one-channel video works. Meggie Schneider studies after her training media and painting at the AKI, "Experimentelle Film- und Mediengestaltung 'at the HDK in Berlin. Her work moves between the classic short film and fine art.
The following Mediamatic Super Salon will take place on March the 2nd. This time from a bird's eye view perspective with Anneke Saveur, Ton Venhoeven, Jannah Loontjens and Blossum.
During the Super Salon on June the 1st plays among others the big boys band De Biet sixties music.
MOST OF THE TIME YOU'RE NOT ON THE BIKE
"It takes a strong man to be a strong woman ' is the motto of Debra Solomon, born in California but has her residency in Amsterdam for a long time, prefers to describe her project Ladies Gourmet Cycling. Under the title MOST OF THE TIME YOU'RE NOT ON THE BIKE Solomon presents in the Mediamatic Supermarket the 28th of March till the 12th of May her new fashion label.
At 10:00 o'clock in the morning on the 4th of May Mediamatic tintroduces the symposium workshop Interactive Storytellers; a practical and theoretical workshop on storytelling with interactive media. The central question is how a creator can meaningfully participate in your story. The workshop Interactive Storytellers lasts one month and, in addition, a symposium of three study nights and three days. The participants will create their own fictional or non-fictional interactive narrative. Interactive Storytellers is a recurring workshop, in May we work together with the World Wide Video Festival and in June with the Limitless Sound festival.
On October the 26th, the last workshop. In this workshop participants learn to design environments for stories in which there is room for substantial input from users. Participants build under technical and conceptual guidance demos of their project ideas.
From the 14th to the 18th of June, work in progress and final exam work by students of the Sandberg Institute will be displayed in the Mediamatic Supermarkt, under the heading Local.
Women on Waves
Mediamatic Supermarkt presents the 13th of July till the 24th of August an exhibition of Women on Waves with new installations by Willem Velthoven, the WoW mobile abortion clinic by Atelier van Lieshout and pictures of the expedition with the abortion ship to Poland.
Just about now
September the 5th: A book is born! 'Just about now' of Ritsaert Cate with additional texts by Anna Tilroe. An evening filled with drinks, a video installation by Catherine Henegan based on Ten Cates work, interesting stories and a minimum of the necessary speeches.
11 October-23 November, Maurer United Architects presented the Colabar concept in the Mediamatic Supermarkt. Instead of an exhibition, Maurer United Architects (MUA) launches in the Mediamatic Supermarkt a catering concept, Colabar. For years now MUA gets annoyed by the fact that in bars and restaurants the choice of the cola brand has already been made as a result of binding contracts. In this scheme the personal taste of the consumer gets ignored. In Colabar visitors choose from countless national and international brands of the seemingly identical product, cola.
Projections on Mediamatic Supermarket
In November Mediamatic started a new series of projections on the Mediamatic Supermarkt. From the 10th until November 23d, 2003: Mai Ueda (New York) whom makes digital photos of her life.
Slipping through the Web
Associate Professor Paul N. Edwards passes on the evening of December the 1st a reading entitled "Slipping through the Web: Computers and US Global Power from the Cold War to September the 11th, 2001. Paul N. Edwards is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, a book that describes the basis of a staggering amount of research how the arms race between America and the Soviet Union and how the establishment the functioning of the computer, as we now use it, has determined. The evening will be introduced and chaired by essayist and biologist Arjen Mulder, known from Book Electronic Arts (2001) and Living Systems (2002).
The exhibition My% Desktop JODI (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans) lasts from December the 14th till January the 2nd in Mediamatic Supermarkt. JODI show moments of dysfunction of contemporary art, especially on the home computer, where they leave nothing to chance. Or maybe just everything. And at the same time they indicate how to sublimate the chaos.